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Webinars 

Gain skills, tools, and templates while convening with peers across your organization – or across the continent! – by joining one of VQ’s lively and informative webinars. From perennial favorites designed to help you build foundational skills or advanced practices to opportunities to gain insights from guest experts and authors, all VQ webinars are designed to stimulate and inform. Plus, you can ask questions and share your ideas!

In addition to hosting our own VQ Webinars, we also often present webinars through partner organizations.

See each webinar for details on registration and pricing, if applicable.

Webinars Designed Especially for You!

By offering volunteer engagement content through webinars, VQ Volunteer Strategies can save your organization time, travel, and expense. We will create customized webinars on the topics of your choice to be presented to your staff and volunteer leaders.

Upcoming Live Webinars

Join the live broadcast of these upcoming webinars.

On-site to On-line - Adapting Training for Virtual Presentation

Delivering volunteer training on-line is not as simple as just recording in-person trainings and posting them online. Effective training through virtual technology requires planning, thought, and – believe it or not – more time from the trainer. Join Beth Steinhorn, President of VQ Volunteer Strategies, for a discussion on how to pilot or expand your organization’s virtual training opportunities – particularly given recent circumstances amid COVID-19 that has limited our ability to gather in groups.

Learn how virtual training may be the crucial step to help retain current volunteers and onboard new ones. Receive a training plan template and technology checklist for facilitators to use in your own work. Specifically, this webinar explores how to:

  • Adapt existing curricula to on-line delivery
  • Fully leverage technology for new trainings
  • Encourage volunteer participation
  • Check for learning

Presented in Partnership with Sterling Volunteers – Registration Link Coming Soon

Free, On-demand Webinars

Whether 30 or 60 minutes long, these webinars each provide background, best practices, and tools you can apply immediately to your volunteer engagement efforts.

Volunteer Engagement Trends and Strategy

“Real” Best Practices for “Virtual” Volunteers

60 Minutes

More and more organizations have begun to rely on a blended workforce – with staff and volunteers working on-site and on-line. However, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, engaging volunteers virtually is now the only way for many organizations to sustain current volunteers and engage others in their mission. Join Beth Steinhorn, President of VQ Volunteer Strategies, for a discussion on how to identify needs that can be addressed by virtual volunteers and learn about tools and tips to adapt best practices in engagement to the virtual arena. At this challenging time, you can still engage volunteers while keeping them, your staff, and the community safe – and, by establishing systems now for virtual engagement, you will build your capacity to engage volunteers for years to come. Receive a virtual volunteer checklist to help assess roles and tools to support accountability. Specifically, this webinar will explore:

  • The evolving definition of virtual volunteers
  • Screening and placing volunteers virtually
  • Equipping volunteers for success
  • How to best leverage technology
  • Holding virtual volunteers accountable

Presented in Partnership with Sterling Volunteers – Click here to view this webinar

VQ: The Path to Smarter, Bigger Impact

60 minutes

What’s your VQ (“volunteer quotient”) and how can it help you better achieve your mission? Volunteer quotient is an organization’s ability to leverage volunteer talent to increase its impact. Join us to hear how various organizations have raised their VQs and what they gained as a result. Learn to identify your organization’s current VQ and leave with tips on how to take action to increase impact, as well! Sign up and receive a recording of this 60-minute webinar so you can watch on your own time and on your own turf.

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Volunteer Engagement Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic: A Virtual Convening

60 Minutes

The recent outbreak of coronavirus and the associated response has changed our way of life … including how we think about and engage volunteers. The pandemic requires all of us to put protections in place for volunteers, staff, and clients, while also finding innovative ways to maintain some services or endure while suspending other services. We will share how some organizations have shifted their engagement practices to respond to the pandemic and provide a list of volunteer engagement considerations. Come together with fellow engagement leaders for support as we move through this together. Offered in partnership with Sterling Volunteers.

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Generational Trends in Volunteer Engagement

60 Minutes

Generational differences affect everything from recruitment to how we support volunteers and acknowledge their contributions. Learn how you can create and maintain a diverse volunteer corps that leverages the skills and talents of Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and beyond.

Presented in partnership with Sterling Volunteers (formerly Verified Volunteers).

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Volunteer Roles

Designing for Success: Developing Volunteer Roles

30 Minutes

Designing strategic volunteer roles means meeting both your organization’s needs and the volunteer’s needs. It also means developing position descriptions that will serve as the basis for cultivation, screening, accountability, and measuring impact.

Register today to receive a recording of this 30-minute webinar so you can watch on your own time and on your own turf!

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Screening and Placement

Finding the Fit: Interview and Screening Tips

30 Minutes

Investing time in interviewing candidates especially for high-impact roles is time well spent! Explore which types of volunteer positions should require interviews, who should be involved in screening, and how to develop interesting and enlightening interview questions.

Register today to receive a recording of this 30-minute webinar so you can watch on your own time and on your own turf!

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Support and Accountability

Setting up for Success: Training Staff and Volunteers

60 Minutes

Organizations that effectively train both volunteers and the staff who engage and support them are more adaptable, sustainable, and impactful. Boost your team’s job satisfaction and effectiveness by training staff and volunteers for success.

Presented in partnership with Sterling Volunteers (formerly Verified Volunteers).

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Creating Successful Partnerships: Holding Volunteers Accountable

30 Minutes

Feedback provides information and tools to help volunteers reach their goals. It keeps people on track, fuels motivation, and nurtures a team spirit. Yet, many leaders of volunteers are reluctant to provide feedback. Learn the steps to creating successful staff/volunteer partnerships by setting up clear expectations, supporting each other, providing feedback and measuring outcomes. In doing so, you’ll boost your accountability and your colleagues’ success, too.

Register today to receive a recording of this 30-minute webinar so you can watch on your own time and on your own turf.

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Beyond Potlucks: Building Unity and Community within your Volunteer Corps

60 Minutes

Many individuals start volunteering to make a difference, and they stay when they feel a part of the team. How can you transform your volunteer corps into a community? Join this webinar to discover the benefits of nurturing community among volunteers and gain strategies to get beyond the traditional potlucks. We will explore how to structure volunteer roles, leverage social media, and train volunteer leaders to promote social interaction among volunteers to build unity. Presented in partnership with Sterling Volunteers.

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Keep 'em Coming Back

60 Minutes

How do you parlay service days into longer term commitments? Learn how to design days of service so that you not only deliver valued assistance but also connect participants to future opportunities for impactful volunteering.

Presented in partnership with Sterling Volunteers (formerly Verified Volunteers).

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Recognition and Measuring Impact

Measuring and Communicating Volunteer Impact

60 Minutes

Demonstrating results goes beyond counting the number of volunteers in your program and the hours of service they provide. This session will explore trends and emerging tools designed to demonstrate quantitative and, more importantly, qualitative results that position volunteer engagement as a valuable and effective resource within your organization. Learn some of the latest metrics to track volunteer impact and gain tools to make the case for volunteer engagement as a vital resource.

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Telling Stories of Success: Communicating Volunteer Impact

30 Minutes

Most organizations count the number of volunteers and track the hours they contribute. But numbers are only a small part of the story. Hours only communicate quantity – but they don’t reflect impact. Stories shape how others relate to your mission, are inspired by your work, and are moved to action. In this webinar, learn emerging trends in measuring and communicating volunteer impact and gain tools to help you tell powerful stories of success.

Register today to receive a recording of this 30-minute webinar so you can watch on your own time and on your own turf!

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